Kishi Chikudō Boxed Notecards
20 blank notecards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box
Printed on recycled paper
Published with the USC Pacific Asia Museum
Box size: 5.375 x 7.375 x 1.5 in.
Card size: 5 x 7 in.
During his lifetime, Kishi Chikudō; (1826–1897) was regarded as one of the three greatest painters in Kyoto, Japan. Following the practice of shasei (sketching from life), Chikudō painted other animals, cherry blossoms, birds, flowers, and moonlit scenes. He employed the tsuketate technique, in which a soft, finely tapered wet brush is applied directly to silk with a flourish to create shading and three-dimensionality.
Contains five each of four notecards featuring flower images from Flower Album Leaf from a Set of 50, published in the late 19th century.